The 2,500 taxis have already prevented 6,800 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent of 1,500 return flights from London to Sydney.
The London EV Company (LEVC) is delighted to announce it has produced 2,500 examples of its all new TX electric taxi - and the vehicles are already making a huge contribution to reducing urban emissions in London, cities across the U.K., and in Europe too.
The TX's full electric range of 129km has been a hit with passengers, giving them a quieter and smoother ride Marking this milestone at an event in Trafalgar Square, LEVC displayed the 2,500th TX to have been built by its state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry, where more than $759 million has been invested by parent company Geely into developing and manufacturing the world's most advanced taxi since 2014.
The cabs have proved a major hit with drivers, passengers and cities alike thanks in no small part to the technology that lies underneath the re-imagined, yet still iconic bodywork. The TX eCity range extender powertrain allows the taxi to run in full electric mode for up to 129km, slashing emissions and driver running costs and giving passengers a quieter and more soothing ride.
The numbers speak for themselves. Combined, the cabs have prevented 6,800 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere - the same as 1,500 return flights from London to Sydney - and they've reduced NOx emissions, the major contributor to poor urban air quality, by 99.5% over the previous taxi.
Electric charging has already saved 850 thousand litres of fuel from being pumped, saving drivers a total of $6.42 million They have also travelled a combined distance of 33 million kilometers, the equivalent of driving around the world 845 times, and have dramatically cut fossil fuel usage, preventing 850 thousand litres of fuel from being pumped, saving drivers a total of $6.42 million or around $166 per week each compared to running the old diesel cab.
For passengers - 13 million have ridden in the new TX so far - the benefits are just as compelling. As well as the panoramic glass roof and greatly improved comfort, including the ability to take a forward-facing wheelchair, those who have sat in the back of TX have enjoyed staying connected too. Since January 2018, a combined 45 million gigabytes of data have been used, thanks to TX's onboard WiFi.
Currently, as LEVC's biggest market, London's cabbies are leading the charge with over 2,000 vehicles on the capital's streets. The TX is also available in over 20 cities across the U.K., including Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. It has proved extremely successful overseas too, with sales in Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong and Malaysia.